John Myers

Boy with Ball, 1974

Born 1944, Bradford.
John Myers lives in Stourbridge, UK

John Myers studied Fine Art under Richard Hamilton with a particular eye on Sculpture.He came to photography in 1972, turning his lens on the people and places in his native Stourbridge and surrounding places in the Midlands. He took around 1800 images in the ensuing decade, ceasing his photographic work entirely in around 1985.John’s photographs have a distinctly British feel,deadpan and unencumbered by hidden meaning, and yet as a body of work they reveal something about the 1970s British soul, a way of seeing the world through photography which is now rightly taking its place in British photographic tradition and wider visual culture.

Solo Show

2017 The End of Manufacturing, Foto/Industria, Bologne, Bologne, Italie

2014 John Myers 33 portraits, 14 Boring photographs, 10 televisions, 8 sub stations, 6 houses, 3 furniture stores and one girae, Gallery of Photography, Dublin

2011 John Myers Middle England, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1990 The Dudley Experience, De-Industrialisation, Unemployment and Enterprise in Dudley M.B.C. 1979-1983, Dudley Art Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Home Sweet Home, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France

2008-2010 Unpopular Culture, Grayson Perry selects from the Arts Council Collection Eight venues across United Kingdom

1987State of the Nation’, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry ‘Heroes’, AIR Gallery, London

1985 Impressions Gallery, York

1980Arts Council Collections’, Hayward Gallery, London

1978 Midland Group, Nottingham

1973 Serpentine Photography, Arts Council, Serpentine Gallery, London

1972 3rd British International Print Biennale, Bradford


Looking at the Overlooked, RRB publishing, 2019

The Portraits, RRB publishing, 2018

John Myers Middle England, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011

The Dudley Experience, De-Industrialisation, Unemployment and Enterprise in Dudley M.B.C. 1979-1983, 1990

Seeing the Unseen, the high speed photography of Dr. Harold E. Edgerton, 1976 Middle England, 1974